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7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Memories, Photographs, and the Human Brain

There has been a good deal written about the similarities of the camera to the eye as well as the computer to human memory. What I would like to do …

Video: Photo Restoration and Colorization Demonstrated Through a Time-Lapse

Digital image editing technology — culturally controversial uses aside — has enabled us to do some pretty amazing things. In the past, we shared a …

Essentials: The Street Photographer With a Strobe

<i>Essentials is a brand new series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could</i> …

Around The Earth, That Moon Was Pretty Super

As if "supermoon" isn't cool enough, the technical term for the moon when it's closest to the Earth is: perigee-syzygy<i>.</i><p>It happens about once a year, and this year it fell on June 23, though the day prior wasn't bad, either. According to NASA, this year's supermoon was "14% larger and 30% brighter …

88 Amazing Photography Links That You Won't Want to Miss

With another terrific week in the world of photography passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low in all corners …

11 Tips for Photographing High School Senior Portraits

A Guest Contribution by Meghan Newsom. When it comes to planning for sessions, seniors are some of my favorite people to work with. Don’t get me …

Minnesota Bridge Lit to Celebrate Passage of Gay Marriage Law

Last night, the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis was lit to celebrate gay marriage coming to Minnesota. Considering that we were worried back in November …

Dramatic Timelapse Photography Showing the Futuristic Side of Dubai

Much has been said about Dubai’s ultra-modern architecture and the crazy pace of the city’s development. Construction projects that range from the …

Digital Camera Exchange: A New Place to Buy and Sell Used Photography Gear

Buying and selling used photography gear usually involves either driving to your local camera shop or hunting down the right product on website such …

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

17 Lovely Pictures of Ferns

Ferns have existed for over 360 million years. They can be found in fossils and forests all over the world. As a fern grows, its leaves unfurl …

Learn Photography by Example

One of the best ways to improve your photography is to look at example photos that other photographers have taken and learn about the settings, …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

America’s Carriers Are Terrible. It’s Probably Your Fault.

A few days ago I landed in England and, expecting little, slipped an old UK SIM card into my phone. I’d bought it when living in London five years ago, and hadn’t used it in more than a year. But to my amazement it was still active — as was the money I’d added to its pay-as-you-go account 16 months …

Prepare For Ludicrous Speed: Origin PC Taps Razer, Corsair For Ultimate Gaming Laptop Bundle

Origin PC, a name synonymous with powerful computers, has just launched a gaming laptop bundle sure to make your eyes gloss over with desire. Beginning today, Origin PC is offering a “ready to ship” EON17-SLX, and it’s bundled with a Razer mouse, Corsair headset, and branded messenger bag.<p>I was …

Colleges Soak Poor U.S. Students to Funnel Aid to Rich

U.S. colleges such as Boston University are using financial aid to lure rich students while shortchanging the poor, forcing those most in need to …

18 Stunning Self Portraits

This post is by Anna Gay – creator of our eBook – The Art of Self Portraiture. by Ali Uher For thousands of years, artists have used self-portraiture …

Microsoft responds to 'extreme' Windows 8 criticism

Microsoft appreciates the feedback on Windows 8. Up to a point.<p>"There is a trend to the extreme," Frank X. Shaw, corporate vice president of corporate communications at Microsoft, wrote on The Official Microsoft Blog on Friday, addressing some of the harsher attacks.<p>Here's a fuller quote:<p>In this …